The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin ~ Review

My Review:

Violet Lindstrom has settled on serving in the Red Cross after a broken engagement and being turned down for a position as a missionary overseas. She longs to serve children, not grown oafish men, with their crude jokes and coarse ways.

Lt. Adler Paxton is determined to prove his mettle as an ace with the 357th Air Force Fight Group, he understands the planes and has a knack for flying. But he is also running from his past, he can't let himself forget the night that he tried to kill both his brothers, driving one way, and betraying the other. Despite his best efforts he is drawn to the statuesque blonde, with her love for the local English children and dream of missionary work.

A powerful tale of WWII valor and the battle fought in the air, as well of faith, family, friendship, and forgiveness.

A powerful story of faith and forgiveness on the front lines. I don't know how she does it but every book by Sarah Sundin is better than the one before--every single one of which I have given five stars! This book checked all the boxes for me, I am really fascinated by aviation during WWI and WWII and was thrilled that Adler takes to the air in this amazing installment in the Sunrise at Normandy Series. There is a strong message of faith, and family. Adler and Violet as surrounded by a fantastic circle of friends, and meet each challenge before them with determination, despite setbacks.

Violet makes the best of a situation that to her mind is less than ideal. She is clever, determined, and compassionate, she has her moments of temporary defeat, but that only made me like her more. I love how she grows in her faith, and comes to see how God brought her to the Red Cross to make a difference. She has a love for children and gift for encouragement.

Adler is haunted by his past, and the falling out with his brothers. He holds himself responsible for everything that happened. He is a man of character, he struggles with pride, and in many ways is a man of contradictions. I loved his journey in this book, and how his heart is slowly changed, yet he is honest about his callings, and a natural leader.

Engaging and extremely well-researched, fast-paced and compelling, I can't wait to read Clay's story. I loved the camaraderie between the men, especially Adler's friendship with Nick. Violet is an admirable heroine, I loved how she grew from being aloof and defensive to more honest with herself and compassionate, learning discernment, trusting God with everything. There is so much to love about this book, but what stood out the most to me was the strong faith and character of Adler and Violet. I enjoyed seeing Dorothy and Wyatt again, and the next book can't come soon enough for me. Highly recommend this action packed and compelling read!

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  2. Thank you so much for the lovely review, Faith! I'm so glad you enjoyed Adler & Violet's story!

  3. I enjoyed this one too! Cheers from carole's Chatter


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